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Transformer

Renderings on public display show concourse and food service upgrades plus a new box office at Wells Fargo Center. (All photos courtesy Comcast Spectacor) Comcast Spectacor’s $260 million renovation project is nearing completion at Wells Fargo Center PHILADELPHIA — Wells Fargo Center is in full construction mode this summer, but it remains open for a dozen concerts. On a Tuesday in early July, forklifts maneuvered the new Center City Club at event level. On the main concourse, temporary walls shielded work zones with arena-branded “Pardon Our Appearance” signs in boldface type.  Outside the facility, the only visible sign of “Transformation 2020,” the name for the $260 million, five-year renovation project, was the new box office under construction on the arena’s northwest side. It sits adjacent to the Broad Street entrance, facing the Philadelphia city skyline.  The old box office inside the arena on the southwest side will be replaced with […]

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Million-Dollar Naming Rights for Esports?

 A rendering shows the interior of Fusion Arena, expected to be open in Philadelphia in early 2021. (Courtesy Comcast Spectacor) Comcast Spectacor seeks seven figures annually for Fusion Arena deal Spectra officials are marketing a 10-year naming-rights deal with annual value in the low seven figures for Fusion Arena, a 3,500-seat esports facility to be built in Philadelphia and the first of its kind to be constructed from the ground up in the U.S. Ten brands are interested in naming rights, covering both local and national firms in esports technology and other categories, said Bryan Furey, senior vice president of partnerships for Spectra, the facility management services group owned by Comcast Spectacor. “Our goal is to have a deal done by the end of this year,” Furey said. He would not identify any of the brands he said were showing interest in the deal.  The financial terms proposed by […]

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John Wentzell Out in Spectra Restructuring

Spectra began managing Dallas’ Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center at the beginning of April. (Courtesy Spectra) John Page adds oversight of convention centers, sponsorship sales Facility management services firm Spectra has restructured its business, which extends to the departure of John Wentzell, its former president. Wentzell, whose final day at Spectra was March 29, had run the firm’s facility management and food service groups since October 2016. His position has been eliminated, Spectra officials said. John Page is now president of Spectra Venue Management, overseeing arena, stadium and convention centers, plus the sponsorship sales division. Convention centers previously fell under Wentzell’s jurisdiction. Page most recently served as Spectra’s president of content for arenas and stadiums. He has been with the company for about 30 years. “Convention centers and corporate partnerships are the two big pieces that really change my day-to-day responsibilities,” Page said. “I’m working a little bit closer with […]

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